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Three fools die around Easter and arrive at the pearly gates of heaven. They are greeted by Saint Peter. The saint peers at the fools from behind his glasses. "There are a finite number of spaces in Heaven," he tells them, "so to enter you must answer correctly one question: What is Easter?"

Peter turns to the first fool and asks, "What is Easter?"

The fool replies, "It's when we dress up in costumes, knock on people's doors, and beg for candy."

Saint Peter blinks once and turns to the second fool. "What is Easter?" he asks.

"Oh, that's easy. Easter is the holiday where we exchange presents, put up a nice tree, and drink eggnog."

Saint Peter rolls his eyes, tells the fool he's wrong, then turns to the last fool. "What is Easter?"

"I know the answer," replies the third fool.

"Really?" Saint Peter says in disbelief.

"Yes. Easter is a holiday in April that coincides with the Jewish holiday of Passover. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. Jesus was dining with his disciples when he was betrayed by one of them, forced to wear a crown of thorns, was beaten and crucified. He was buried in a nearby cave with a stone sealing the entrance."

Saint Peter was delighted, "Yes, yes! That's true!"

The fool had more, however. "And every year that stone moves aside and Jesus comes out, and if he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter."

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